Have you ever watched a television show and marveled at how perfect the star’s teeth looked – straight, even, and white? While some people have naturally dazzling smiles, many rely on enhancement with porcelain veneers to look their best. Dr. Mamta Dalwani helps patients from Brentwood to Los Angeles get the look they want, in just two visits.
The word “veneer” literally means “a thin decorative covering,” and that aptly describes a dental veneer. It is a layer of material, about half a millimeter thick or less, which is adhered to the front surface of a tooth. While veneers provide some structural support, they are intended for improvement in the aesthetics of the smile.
Dr. Dalwani may suggest veneers to correct these cosmetic issues:
Most patients with reasonably good oral and overall health are candidates for dental veneers. However, it is important to address existing tooth decay before having veneers treatment, and to get gum disease under control.
Most smokers have gum disease to some degree. The material used to make veneers resists stains from foods and beverages, but tar and chemicals in smoke can discolor the bonding compound that holds veneers in place. If you smoke, please consider quitting – for your health and your smile.
If you brux (clench, gnash, or grind excessively – especially at night), teeth may have resulting chips, fractures, or wear. Veneers may not be an appropriate treatment choice for severe bruxers. For milder cases, Dr. Dalwani recommends wearing a night guard to protect veneers from bruxing damage, and to relieve strain on jaws and teeth.
Composite resin material – a compound of tooth-colored plastic and finely powdered glass – can be suitable for veneering a single tooth, or as temporary veneers. Porcelain, however, is the premier material for veneers. This hard, shiny dental ceramic mimics translucency of tooth enamel, and looks beautifully natural.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Dalwani works with the safest materials available in Los Angeles. The doctor uses non-toxic bonding agents, and ceramics that are biocompatible and bioinert. The veneers are fabricated at a professional dental laboratory, using the highest quality porcelain.
All dentists licensed to practice in the state of California receive broad-based training in dental hygiene and restorative techniques. Cosmetic dentistry, though, requires a special combination of technical skill, attention to the smallest details, and natural artistry – an eye for color and balance. Dr. Dalwani takes special interest in holistic dentistry with a focus on aesthetics. She genuinely enjoys the meticulous veneers process, and most of all seeing the smiles of patients light up when the procedure is complete.
Would you like to learn more about the porcelain veneers process, and caring for your new radiant smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dalwani at Center for Holistic Dentistry in Los Angeles. The number is (310) 340-0153.